Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sad News and Baby Updates

I have not been online except to post pictures in about a week. I haven't been reading other people's blogs, and I am missing you all! However, I can hardly sit in our computer chair because I am sore, and I am very tired to boot. Nights and days are mixed up around here.

I did want to write and ask you to pray about two sad things. First is my friend from college who was supposed to be/is supposed to be adopting a little girl from Taiwan here in the next couple of weeks. Her birth mother just decided she wants her back. This is heartbreaking. Her story is here.

If you could take a moment to pray for them and then leave a comment of encouragement, it would be great.

Secondly, there is a news story here about a young mom who disappeared this past weekend while shopping. She graduated a couple of years ahead of me in college (at the same college) and when I actually looked at the picture (sorry Jenilee, I had just heard about it when we texted) I recognized her. She attends a local church with her husband and daughter, and even volunteers at the same Women's Center that I have in the past. Her vehicle has been found, but not her. Just very scary and sad.

Baby Updates
This is what the boys have been up to. Lots of playing outside. That is good for a very tired mama and safer for a very tiny baby!
They also have been doing a little of this with daddy. What a brave guy! Our dogs do not have the fenced in yard they are used to, and get a little stir crazy. A walk makes them very happy.

Rosebud had her first official doctor's appointment on Monday. She got all dressed up for the occasion.
Here she is at the doctor with her sticker for being good. She weighed 6 lbs 8 oz, almost back to birth weight! Doctor says she looks great.

She looked so small on the exam table!

Wearing a little headband. They look good with her dark hair, and she doesn't seem to mind them.

Her hands are so tiny but her fingers are very long.

This is her "before" picture because she got her first at home "bath" today. See how dirty?

I use the term "bath" lightly because she is still at the sponge bath stage. She didn't like it at all. Got it all on video!

Getting dried off afterwards wasn't her favorite either. Getting to nurse just a few minutes later? Yep, that made her very happy! Usually does. Not feeling so great on my end.

The bath and big lunch knocked her out. And she is still sleeping. Which means she won't be tonight. Anyone want to come visit at 2am? We'll be up!
*We are cloth diapering...I was nervous about it with a newborn, but not a big deal! You can read about it here if you care.


cupcakeliz said...

I just read about the missing woman yesterday! SO sad and scary!! I really hope God has kept her safe...I have just keep thinking, 'what if it was me?' UGH.

But on a happier note, Rosebud is such a cutie! (but I'm sure you already know that...) lol :D

I LOVE the fluffy booty!! lol...we're TTC right now, so, if we do get pregnant, I'm cloth diapering...and I'll need all the help I can get, so thanks for your cloth diaper and all the links! :D

If I were more south, I'd come visit and keep you company at 2am..lol...I seem to be waking up right at 2 for the past week! :( lol...maybe it's sympathy waking.. ;) lol...

Have a great week! :D

MamaBear said...

Good to hear from you! I will be praying for both ladies and their families.

I was wondering if you were going to cloth diaper a newborn...glad to hear it's going well. Keep taking those pics - they grow SO fast!!!!

Amanda said...

Will be praying!!

That baby is GORGEOUS. Just perfect. What a blessing!


Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

She is so sweet! Glad things are going well--take care of yourself.

All Things Family For Us said...

so sweet...love the baby pics!

Kim M said...

I will be praying for your friend and their sweet little one and for this woman who is missing.

Love the pictures of the boys and little miss Rosebud.

Thanks for sharing.

Cop Mama said...

I love the picture of her swaddled with the sticker! My friend, you are going to make me want to try for that girl, you stinker!!! ;-)

Rebecca said...

So sad about the adoption. On the other hand rosebud is just darling!! Makes me sad my little girl is not a baby anymore.
Blessings to you and your beautiful family!